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Posted By Pallet Pete,
Jan 8, 2013 at 7:27 PM
I don't do anything weird. Everybody else does.
Dated 11 years....married 22 years....33 years in all....she was 16...I was 19 when we started dating, and everybody said it wouldn't last
When stacking firewood I find myself mentally counting the splits (ugh!). Somewhere around 17, 18 or 19 I realize what I'm doing and mentally say to myself "Sheesh! That's just plain stupid to count!" so I stop for awhile and 10 minutes later I find myself counting again............
Very good point.
Just thought of one.
When I'm eating cashews from the container (honey roasted peanuts too), I always go for the largest ones first.
Pretty soon, all that's left are the small ones, but some are still larger than others, so it's ok.
ETA: most of this is done one at a time.
I love the honey cluster and usually turn the bag inside out after I have eaten them all then shake out the crumbs and eat them too.
I cannot eat with my glasses on. I'm nearsighted, bad. Like 20/15 on the little card, but I can't see more than 3-4' away. I can't see chit up close wearing glasses.
Hey, sounds familiar! I was 15 and DH was 17 when we started dating...except we married when I was 18. We'll have been married 19 years this year. I don't think ANYONE said it would last, as I recall there were bets between friends...we won. Now that I think about it, someone owes us some money, lol.
Oh, I just remembered something that is apparently weird, I've done it since I was a kid.
I eat frozen peas. Yeah, sure, I eat them like most people, after they've been dumped into boiling water and heated, but I also eat them straight from the bag still frozen. Eat them like little candies, one at a time. I caught myself doing it last night while I was waiting for the water to heat up so I could dump them in, since DH will have no part of eating them frozen for some reason, lol.
My ten year old won't eat them any other way.
Ok, you 2 win,
Speaking of eating frozen foods, my sister and I had severe milk allergies as kids. My mom would freeze green seedless grapes and we'd have them as snacks in the summer while everyone else was eating ice cream (no lactaid in the 70's). I haven't thought of that in a long time!
Even weirder, my brother, 'til this day buys Ellios pizza and eats the frozen sauce/cheese off it like a popsicle, it's disgusting. He also eats ramen noodles dry like a granola bar too now that I think of it.....
That is just unforgivable then!
Oh god, did she ever have you try powdered goats milk? Or water on cereal? ugh. WHY couldn't they have figured out Silk back then?!
For me it was his family that said it wouldn't last, mine had no doubts & drove me nuts along w my hubby (8yr older) to get married ASAP (nope not pregnant). I graduated high school June 5, turned 18 June 6, started dating hubby in July (our 2nd or 3rd time meeting), got engaged in August, married in November. Yup, 4 mo of dating. I wanted to wait but I lost. 25yrs this last November. His family can't believe they ever felt negative about it.
Hmm guess that is weird...4 mo of dating, married out of love & still happy.
We had goats for a little while so we grew up with goat milk. We were lucky enough to sometimes go into Baltimore to a natural food store to get soy milk but it was REALLY expensive. The joke now is we were drinking soy milk WAY before it was "cool" but powdered milk in a blender with a few tsp of yogurt was the "milk" I knew, yuck.
The worst was our neighbor's family owned High's dairy and we had an unlimited number of 5 gallon ice cream buckets we could attack in his walk in freezer. My mom would let us at it a few times a year, as a kid, hours in the bathroom was worth all you eat ice cream
We've out grown the allergies now but as a kid, it was brutal!
HA! I do that on purpose!
I move the wood from my shed to the porch 14 pieces at a time in a wood sling. 13 isn't enough (or an even number) and 15 is too many.
My avatar is 252 pieces of wood, no kidding, I counted them. 18 trips of 14 sticks.
The other day I did 20 trips, that is about a face cord and it was 280 pieces of all sizes. I figure a cord is about 750 pieces of wood.
I eat the crust off of my sandwich first, eating all the way around until nothing but the center is left.
When I go to the grocery store, I write my shopping list like I'm writing on a map of the store. It's not precise but it makes for a shorter time in the store and I get my stuff with one pass through the store and no backtracking.
I have a spreadsheet that I created on Excel that lists everything we buy at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods in the order that they are in the store.
When making a shopping list I pull it up on my computer, fill in the blanks, and print it to go shopping.
I have a column next to the quantity that I intend to put the prices in, that way when I fill in the list I can have an estimate of how much it will all cost...
Maybe more OCD than weird.
I eat with ratios. Say meat and potatoes or an omelette with hash browns, one bite of each until they are both gone at the same time. It totally messes up my system when a kid or wife gives me their extra meat. I'm too cheap to waste the meat but I have to reallocate the remaining potatoe to ensure that I end up with simultaneous completion. The wife started noticing me dividing up the last few bites to be sure of even ratios near the end.
Always clean your plate. This has resulted in overfilled tummy and bad looks from the wife when I tell the kids to finish their meals. Turns out that this leads to some sort of eating disorder, I call that disorder "getting the job done" but the wife doesn't agree.
Every single drop of fuel that goes into my truck is logged in a book, mpg calculated, price recorded, and special driving conditions noted. There is no really good reason for this.
So many routines are so set in my head that they are automatic. I hurt my hand pretty badly about two years ago so I had to wear this goofy brace which prevented use of my right hand. Had to eat, brush teeth, everything with my left. I noticed a lot of routines that I was totally unaware of. The big one was toweling myself dry after a shower. The steps and exact method are very repetitive. Not just face, then head, then back, etc. but also what part of the towel is used and the exact way you flop the towel over to expose more dry towel. Routines such as this are very normal but eery.
Big cereal eater. Lots of cereal every day before bed. None in the morning. Kids cereal mostly like golden grahams and lucky charms. None of this 3/4 cup serving crap either, two or three cups easy.
Oh and I drive in silence, listening to the diesel engine. No radio.
You also went to the Dan Quayle school of spelling...THAT'S weird...
Me? Everyone of my shirts, coats & sweaters hanging in the closet are facing to the right...Weird, maybe. USAF brat & ex-Army influenced, definitely...Can't fall asleep (in bed) lying on my back, only I'm on my belly. In the recliner I have no problem, but then again I really don't have a choice...
That's funny, Dan Quayle, I'm not a great speller. Get hung up on seperate vs. separate too.
I type at about 70 words per minute with lots of errors. Thank gawd for spell checker.
i hate being late , literally to the point of getting physically ill if i do not arrive for even the most trivial thing on time. i show up at work 30-45 minutes early every day because of this.
also, i have a particular place that each item i carry daily MUST be placed when i get home, wallet, car keys, cell, etc. . . any deviation results in me losing this item. weird part is that anything that isnt part of my daily routine that i might want no matter where it is in the house takes me notime to locate, but if its a "daily passenger" it simply has to be p[laced in its designated spot
Weird to me is putting up on the board for everyone to see.
That i dont know how to run my own woodstove
Getting better at it though